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Shanghai to San Francisco Flights

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Selected fares from Shanghai to San Francisco

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
SHA SFO Mon, Mar 16 - Thu, Mar 26 $754
SHA SFO Sat, Jan 24 - Sat, Jan 31 $849
SHA SFO Thu, Jan 22 - Thu, Jan 29 $872
SHA SFO Fri, Mar 20 - Fri, Mar 27 $924
SHA SFO Tue, Jan 27 - Wed, Feb 4 $930
SHA SFO Wed, Mar 18 - Sun, Mar 29 $953
SHA SFO Wed, Mar 18 - Sun, Mar 29 $1,398
SHA SFO Mon, Feb 9 - Thu, Mar 5 $1,829
SHA SFO Thu, Mar 12 - Tue, Mar 24 $2,800
SHA SFO Tue, Jan 27 - Mon, Feb 16 $3,331

Shanghai and San Francisco airports and terminals

Airports in Shanghai , CN
map of airports in Shanghai
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    Pudong International Airport (PVG)

    Distance from City Center: 19.9 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from PVG to SFO

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 1 China Eastern Airlines
    Terminal 2 Air China, US Airways, United Airlines
  • 2

    Hongqiao International Airport (SHA)

    Distance from City Center: 7.7 miles

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Airports in San Francisco CA, US
map of airports in San Francisco
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    San Francisco Airport (SFO)

    Distance from City Center: 11.9 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from SHA to SFO

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal I Air China, China Eastern Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines
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$819
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$819
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Prices are round trip per person (conditions apply)

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January

Cheapest weekend flights in January from Shanghai to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Jan 23 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) Korean Air $1,032
Earn $10.32
Return Sun, Jan 25 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) Korean Air

Lowest roundtrip airfare in January from Shanghai to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Jan 26 Shanghai (SHA) San Francisco (SFO) China Southern Airlines $819
Earn $8.19
Return Thu, Mar 19 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (SHA) China Southern Airlines

Best one-week trip in January from Shanghai to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Jan 27 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) China Southern Airlines $819
Earn $8.19
Return Tue, Feb 3 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) China Southern Airlines
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February

Cheapest weekend flights in February from Shanghai to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Feb 6 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) Korean Air $1,181
Earn $11.81
Return Mon, Feb 9 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) Korean Air

Lowest roundtrip airfare in February from Shanghai to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Feb 2 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) Air Canada $849
Earn $8.49
Return Fri, Mar 20 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) Air Canada

Best one-week trip in February from Shanghai to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Feb 9 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) American Airlines $911
Earn $9.11
Return Mon, Feb 16 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) American Airlines
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March

Cheapest weekend flights in March from Shanghai to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Mar 19 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) Korean Air $1,032
Earn $10.32
Return Sun, Mar 22 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) Korean Air

Lowest roundtrip airfare in March from Shanghai to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Mar 28 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) China Southern Airlines $754
Earn $7.54
Return Tue, Apr 7 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) China Southern Airlines

Best one-week trip in March from Shanghai to San Francisco

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Mar 3 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) China Southern Airlines $819
Earn $8.19
Return Tue, Mar 10 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) China Southern Airlines
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Fly from Shanghai to San Francisco

Airports in Shanghai

The primary international airport serving the city of Shanghai is Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The airport is located about 20 miles east of the downtown area. Travelers looking for discount flights from Shanghai can search Orbitz.com for airlines departing from the airport. These include Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air India, American Airlines, and British Airways.

Parking at the Shanghai Airport

There are 218 parking spaces available at the airport. Off-site parking is also available and many parking lots offer buses or shuttle vans to the airport. Airport parking fees vary based upon the size of the car and the number of hours parked. Mini-type cars begin at 10 RMB for the first hour. Big-sized cars begin at 20 RMB for the first hour.

Transportation to the Shanghai Airport

Travelers departing from the Shanghai Airport can choose to take the Shanghai Maglev Train. The journey takes about eight minutes, and trains depart every 15 minutes. The cost of a standard ticket is usually 50 RMB. Other transportation options include the Shanghai Metro Line 2 for a cost of between 3 RMB and 10 RMB. The airport also operates its own bus line. Fees range between 2 RMB and 22 RMB based on distance.

Restaurants at the Shanghai Airport

Travelers looking to find a snack or breakfast before their flight from Shanghai can choose from a number of establishments. Two of the most well-known restaurants in the airport are Hong Fangzi Western Food Restaurant and Canglang Ting Restaurant. Travelers can find cheap flights from Shanghai quickly by searching Orbitz.com prior to traveling.

San Francisco International Airport

The San Francisco International Airport is located on South Spruce Avenue, approximately 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco. Because the airport is one of the world's busiest airports, it houses numerous airline hubs. Air Berlin, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, US Airways, Asiana Airways and numerous other airlines offer flights to San Francisco. If you're traveling on a strict budget, you can find bargain prices on tickets by booking your flight through Orbitz.com.

Transportation From the Airport

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system runs from the San Francisco International Airport to downtown San Francisco, and tickets cost approximately $7. SamTrans Public Bus Services also runs between the airport and downtown. Bus stops are located at the baggage claim in Terminals 2 and 3, and at Courtyard A in the International Terminal. You can also use Orbitz.com to rent a car for the duration of your trip. The airport offers a free shuttle service to take passengers from the airport terminal to the rental car center.

Weather in San Francisco

San Francisco has temperatures that range from 46 to 69 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. The off-peak travel season runs from the beginning of December to the end of February. It rains more frequently during this time, but the temperature is still warm enough to tolerate the rain. If you book your trip through Orbitz.com during the off-peak travel season, you'll save money on your airline tickets.

Highlights and Attractions

Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower and Alcatraz are some major attractions in the San Francisco area. Orbitz.com does more than find you flights to San Francisco. The website has the information you need to plan your entire itinerary. You can purchase tickets to major attractions or make reservations to take a guided city tour.

Interesting facts about flights from Shanghai to San Francisco

    • 3 direct flights are operating from Shanghai to San Francisco today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 10h 55m.
    • Air China flight 7209 (7:45 AM GMT, Boeing 747-400 Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from Shanghai to San Francisco.
    • China Eastern Airlines flight 589 (8:15 AM GMT, Airbus Industrie A330-200) is today's latest available flight from Shanghai to San Francisco.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from Shanghai to San Francisco (Air China flight 7209, Boeing 747-400 Passenger) takes 10h 45m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from Shanghai to San Francisco (China Eastern Airlines flight 589, Airbus Industrie A330-200) takes 11h 15m.
    • Flights from Hongqiao International Airport (SHA), Pudong International Airport (PVG) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) are available for this route.

Flight schedule for flights from Shanghai to San Francisco on Tue, Dec 30, 2014

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
Cathay Pacific/United Airlines CX5857/UA862 PVG 7:30 AM SFO 8:25 AM 320/744 16hr 55min
Cathay Pacific/United Airlines CX5871/UA862 PVG 8:25 AM SFO 8:25 AM 321/744 16hr 0min
Cathay Pacific/United Airlines CX5831/UA862 PVG 8:40 AM SFO 8:25 AM 333/744 15hr 45min
Air China CA7209 PVG 1:45 PM SFO 8:30 AM 744 10hr 45min
United Airlines UA858 PVG 1:45 PM SFO 8:30 AM 744 10hr 45min
Air China/Air China CA1858/CA7205 SHA 7:50 AM SFO 9:05 AM 772/744 17hr 15min
Air China/United Airlines CA1858/UA888 SHA 7:50 AM SFO 9:05 AM 772/744 17hr 15min
Air China/Air China CA1590/CA7205 SHA 8:55 AM SFO 9:05 AM 744/744 16hr 10min
Air China/United Airlines CA1590/UA888 SHA 8:55 AM SFO 9:05 AM 744/744 16hr 10min
China Southern Airlines/Air China CZ9699/CA7205 SHA 8:00 AM SFO 9:05 AM 333/744 17hr 5min
China Southern Airlines/United Airlines CZ9699/UA888 SHA 8:00 AM SFO 9:05 AM 333/744 17hr 5min
China Southern Airlines/Air China CZ9714/CA7205 SHA 8:30 AM SFO 9:05 AM 767/744 16hr 35min
China Southern Airlines/United Airlines CZ9714/UA888 SHA 8:30 AM SFO 9:05 AM 767/744 16hr 35min